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"Bomb the shit out of 'em" tends to get endorsements from that crowd.
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The military industrial complex wants the divisive unstable fearmongering warmonger in power? Shocking.
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Well that's embarrassing. whistle
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How many retired generals and admirals are there?
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Neo-Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the Nazi salute Heil Hitler.[8] The letter H is eighth in the alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH.[9]

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Dog whistle ahoy.
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bjlillo wrote:
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"Bomb the shit out of 'em" tends to get endorsements from that crowd.


That's Hillary's policy.


Yes, this is their greatest election scenario. Two asshole republicans.
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bjlillo wrote:
rcbevco wrote:
"Bomb the shit out of 'em" tends to get endorsements from that crowd.


That's Hillary's policy.


The quote is from DJT.




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Hillary is definately a hawk. There's no anti-war candidate on the big tickets.

Sorry to kill the joke, I was just to baffled this wasn't an Onion story to think clearly.
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There is one who promises to open the purse to the military with magic money gleaned from tax cuts, grit and... well... just plain greatness.
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aiabx wrote:
How many retired generals and admirals are there?

A lot. At the end of last year there were 896 Generals/Admirals of any rank currently serving. Once you hit O-7 it's up or out. An O-7 has, I think, five years to be promoted or separate. It also becomes highly political at that point.

I'll bet within a week or so the Clinton campaign responds with its own military endorsements.
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" ...give our troops clear rules of engagement.." makes me a little queasy.
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bjlillo wrote:
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Hillary is definately a hawk. There's no anti-war candidate on the big tickets.

Sorry to kill the joke, I was just to baffled this wasn't an Onion story to think clearly.


I do have to thank the KKK Gnome dude. If it weren't for his white pride 88 account that Monin referenced, I wouldn't have made the connection.


Same for me as well.
 
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Apparently Romney was endorsed by over 500 though:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/why-trum...

(haven't fully ready article yet)
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xuzuthor wrote:
Apparently Romney was endorsed by over 500 though:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/why-trum...

(haven't fully ready article yet)


Another link:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/06/politics/donald-trump-military...

(this one stated that McCain had around 300 and that Romney had more, but did not state exact number - wanted to include it in case 500 isn't quite correct - either way, it was a lot)
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xuzuthor wrote:
Apparently Romney was endorsed by over 500 though

ouch, that's embarrassing. I suppose Trump got the BEST ones though.
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I clicked on the link to see if they were all retired US generals and admirals. What with Putins support and all. They are but one can't be to sure in this day and age when all the spin or anti-spin is being applied.
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Neo-Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the Nazi salute Heil Hitler. The letter H is eighth in the alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH.

-wiki

Dog whistle ahoy.


"...organized by Major Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a 40-year Army veteran and Holocaust survivor..."

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/retired-generals-admir...

"...born in Kaunas, Lithuania on March 5, 1934. At the age of seven, Shachnow was imprisoned in the brutal Kovno concentration camp during World War II because his family was Jewish. For three years he endured countless brutalities in the camp and was forced to watch helplessly as almost every single one of his extended family were slaughtered. To increase his prospects of survival, young Shachnow performed heavy manual labor under harsh conditions. He narrowly escaped death only days before Kovno's gruesome 'Children's Action', of March 27–28, 1944, when Nazi troops rounded up all children in the camp and marched them to The Ninth Fort for execution or to Auschwitz to be gassed. After smuggling out of the camp, Shachnow lived in hiding for months, mostly in austere seclusion, where he nearly expired from starvation and malnutrition. Shachnow fled west after the Soviets liberated Kovno from the Nazis and began to implement Communism. His grueling 2,000 mile, six-month journey across Europe, mostly on foot, took him across Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, and finally to American occupied Nuremberg, Germany where he hoped to obtain a visa to the United States."

-wiki
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bjlillo wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
Neo-Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the Nazi salute Heil Hitler.[8] The letter H is eighth in the alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH.[9]

-wiki

Dog whistle ahoy.


Thanks for spoiling the thread. What significance does the number 14 have?

Fourteen Words is a reference to a well-known white supremacist and white nationalist slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
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jmilum wrote:
xuzuthor wrote:
Apparently Romney was endorsed by over 500 though

ouch, that's embarrassing. I suppose Trump got the BEST ones though.


Dey Got YYYUUUUUGGGGE Medals pinned to their uni-forms.
 
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Eighty-eight is also the number of keys on a piano. Why is nobody trying to draw a correlation between that endorsement and my beautiful, classy piano playing? Why can't we talk about how I arranged that to court the pianist voting coalition?
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bjlillo wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
Neo-Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the Nazi salute Heil Hitler.[8] The letter H is eighth in the alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH.[9]

-wiki

Dog whistle ahoy.


Thanks for spoiling the thread. What significance does the number 14 have?


http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/hate-on-display/c/1488.htm...

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1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the "14 Words" slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." The second is 88, which stands for "Heil Hitler" (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet). Together, the numbers form a general endorsement of white supremacy and its beliefs. As such, they are ubiquitous within the white supremacist movement - as graffiti, in graphics and tattoos, even in screen names and e-mail addresses, such as aryanprincess1488@hate.net. Some white supremacists will even price racist merchandise, such as t-shirts or compact discs, for $14.88.

The symbol is most commonly written as 1488 or 14/88, but variations such as 14-88 or 8814 are also common.


And 18 = Adolf Hitler
And 81 is used by Hell's Angels as a shibboleth.

But I posted this months ago.
 
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I don't see any reference to 14 in the primary article or letter.

It's interesting the way it's phrased tho as 2 + 88 instead of simply saying 90.

It's hard to believe a holocaust supporter would be a neo-nazi however.


As a side note, it's not unusual for generals to engage in politics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/08/02...

But the generals who don't engage in politics dislike it.

Don't see how this applies to retired officers tho.

Looks like there are about 300 active general officers.
https://www.quora.com/How-many-generals-are-there-in-the-US-...

About 0.6% of the service.

However, the number of retired general officers must be well over 1,000 then.

Oops... I was a little low.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/20...
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It's hard to get good numbers, but the Explainer estimates that about 4,700 general officers are enjoying their retirement in the United States right now. (For a detailed look at the data and the Explainer's calculations, click here.)


So about 88+2 or 90/4700 or 1.9% of retired generals have come out in support of trump.


 
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damiangerous wrote:
aiabx wrote:
How many retired generals and admirals are there?

A lot. At the end of last year there were 896 Generals/Admirals of any rank currently serving. Once you hit O-7 it's up or out. An O-7 has, I think, five years to be promoted or separate. It also becomes highly political at that point.

I'll bet within a week or so the Clinton campaign responds with its own military endorsements.


Yea! Either one gets us more war. How many brown people can we kill in the next four years?
 
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I don't see any reference to 14 in the primary article or letter.

It's interesting the way it's phrased tho as 2 + 88 instead of simply saying 90.

It's hard to believe a holocaust supporter would be a neo-nazi however.


As a side note, it's not unusual for generals to engage in politics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/08/02...

But the generals who don't engage in politics dislike it.

Don't see how this applies to retired officers tho.

Looks like there are about 300 active general officers.
https://www.quora.com/How-many-generals-are-there-in-the-US-...

About 0.6% of the service.

However, the number of retired general officers must be well over 1,000 then.

Oops... I was a little low.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/20...
Quote:

It's hard to get good numbers, but the Explainer estimates that about 4,700 general officers are enjoying their retirement in the United States right now. (For a detailed look at the data and the Explainer's calculations, click here.)


So about 88+2 or 90/4700 or 1.9% of retired generals have come out in support of trump.




14 of the 88 were 3 star generals.
 
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Neo-Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the Nazi salute Heil Hitler. The letter H is eighth in the alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH.

-wiki

Dog whistle ahoy.


"...organized by Major Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a 40-year Army veteran and Holocaust survivor..."

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/retired-generals-admir...

"...born in Kaunas, Lithuania on March 5, 1934. At the age of seven, Shachnow was imprisoned in the brutal Kovno concentration camp during World War II because his family was Jewish. For three years he endured countless brutalities in the camp and was forced to watch helplessly as almost every single one of his extended family were slaughtered. To increase his prospects of survival, young Shachnow performed heavy manual labor under harsh conditions. He narrowly escaped death only days before Kovno's gruesome 'Children's Action', of March 27–28, 1944, when Nazi troops rounded up all children in the camp and marched them to The Ninth Fort for execution or to Auschwitz to be gassed. After smuggling out of the camp, Shachnow lived in hiding for months, mostly in austere seclusion, where he nearly expired from starvation and malnutrition. Shachnow fled west after the Soviets liberated Kovno from the Nazis and began to implement Communism. His grueling 2,000 mile, six-month journey across Europe, mostly on foot, took him across Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, and finally to American occupied Nuremberg, Germany where he hoped to obtain a visa to the United States."

-wiki
So he is an immigrant, who fled to the USA to escape war and persecution.
 
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